May 22, 2016

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While a man worked on the flower beds in his front yard, his neighbors [husband & wife -- both active and staunch Democratic Party members, and their 6-year-old son] stopped to chat as they returned home from walking their dog.

During the conversation, the man asked the little boy what he wanted to be when he grew up. He said he wanted to be President someday.

So, the man asked him, "If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?"

He replied, "I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people."

One can readily see on the parents' face how they beamed with pride!

"Wow! That is a worthy goal!" said the man. Then the man continued and also told the little boy, "But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that!"

"What do you mean?" the little boy asked.

So the man told him, "You can come over to my house and mow my lawn, pull weeds, and trim my hedge, and I'll pay you $50. Then you can go over to where some homeless guy usually hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward his food and house."

He thought that over for a few seconds, then he looked at the man straight in the eye and asked, "Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work for you, and you can pay him the $50?"

The man said, "Welcome to the Republican Party!" The boy's parents haven't spoken to the man since that time. –Contribution by Ralph

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